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Learn Japanese with Anime - He Stole Something Outrageous… Your Heart

In this video we’re going to analyse Inspector Zenigata's quote from Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro (ルパン三世 カリオストロの城, Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro).

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Analysis

奴はとんでもないものを盗んでいきました

奴 is used as the third person pronoun meaning “he” or “that guy”. It’s usually used to refer to someone you despise or look down upon.

The は particle indicates the topic of the sentence.

とんでもない means “outrageous” “extraordinary” or “unthinkable” which is used when something exceeds the limits of what is usual.

And it modifies the following noun もの meaning “thing” so とんでもないもの means “outrageous thing” or “something outrageous”.

The を particle indicates the direct object of the following verb.

盗んで is the te-form of 盗む meaning “to steal” and いきました is the past tense of いきます which is the polite form of いく meaning “to go”.

When いく or くる follows the te-form of the general action verb, it describes the movement after the action is done. いく describes the one going away from the speaker, and くる describes the one coming towards the speaker.

So in this case, 盗んでいく means Lupin steals AND goes away from the speaker. On the other hand, 盗んでくる means Lupin steals AND comes towards the speaker which would be Jigen or Goemon.

So 奴はとんでもないものを盗んでいきました means “He stole something outrageous (and left)”.

あなたの心です

あなた meaning “you” followed by the possessive particle の means “your” and it modifies the following noun 心 meaning “heart”.

です is used to affirm the statement in polite speech.

So he is saying that Lupin stole something outrageous which is her heart. とんでもない usually has a negative connotation just like the English word “outrageous” but in this case he used this word to say it’s very shocking and unacceptable as her heart is too precious to be stolen.

Sentences

Inspector Zenigata’s Quote

He stole something Outrageous. Your heart.

とんでもない (outrageous)

I received an outrageous bill from the credit card company!
It’s 40 degrees in Tokyo today… outrageous temperature!
Cheetahs run at an outrageous speed.

Verb Te-Form + いく (to do something and go away from where the speaker is)

Eat breakfast properly (before leaving)!
We have time before the movie so why don’t we have some tea at a cafe (before going to the movie)?
Sir, please check out our products (before you go) if you like!

Verb Te-Form + くる (to do something and come towards where the speaker is)

I’m home. I bought rice balls at the convenience store (and came home).
Good morning everyone, did you do your homework (and come to school)?
I’m going to the toilet quickly (and come back)!

NOTE

Different Types of “Verb Te-Form + いく/くる”

  • General actions such as 食べる, 飲む, 見る, 読む, する, etc. + いく/くる expresses the one moves away from/towards the speaker AFTER doing the action (sequence of actions)
  • Actions of moving/changing place such as 近づく, 向かう, 入いる, 出る, 帰える, etc. + いく/くる expresses the action is directing away from/towards the speaker (direction of the action)

[EXCEPTION]

行ってきます (to go AND come) – 行く is an action of moving but 行ってきます expresses a sequence of the actions.

Vocabulary

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asagohan
noun
  1. breakfast
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go
ittekuru
expression, kuru verb
  1. to go (and then come back)
uchi
noun, adverb
  1. in the course of
noun, no adjective
  1. we
okyakusan
noun
  1. guest
  2. customer
ocha
noun
  1. tea (usu. green)
onigiri
noun
  1. rice ball (often triangular, sometimes with a filling and wrapped in nori)
ohayougozaimasu
interjection
  1. good morning
kaisha
noun
  1. company
kion
noun
  1. air temperature
kyou
noun, adverb
  1. today
kudasai
expression
  1. please (do for me)
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally)
kurejittokaado
noun
  1. credit card
kurejittokaadogaisha
noun
  1. credit card company

Kanji

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Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. now
Readings
Kun'yomi: いま。
On'yomi: コン、キン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Readings
Kun'yomi: いき。
On'yomi: ケ、キ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. going, journey
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.く、ゆ.く、おこな.う、おこな.い、C、-い.き、-ゆ.き、-いき、-ゆき、おこ.なう。
On'yomi: C、A、ゴウ、コウ、アン、ヒン、A、ギョウ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. come, due, next, cause, become
Readings
Kun'yomi: く.る、き、こ、き.たす、き.たる、きた.す、きた.る。
On'yomi: ライ、タイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings
Kun'yomi: み.る、み.える、み.せる。
On'yomi: ケン、ゲン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. eat, food
Readings
Kun'yomi: た.べる、く.う、く.らう、は.む、やしな.う。
On'yomi: イ、ジキ、ジ、ショク、シ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. time, hour
Readings
Kun'yomi: とき、-どき。
On'yomi: ジ、シ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. interval, space
Readings
Kun'yomi: あいだ、ま、あい。
On'yomi: ケン、カン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Readings
Kun'yomi: こころ、-ごころ。
On'yomi: シン。
Stroke Count
6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.う、あ.わせる、あつ.まる。
On'yomi: エ、ケ、カイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. company, firm, office, association, shrine
Readings
Kun'yomi: やしろ、くみあい、あり、こそ、たか。
On'yomi: ジャ、シャ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. run
Readings
Kun'yomi: はし.る、はしり、かける、ゆき。
On'yomi: ス、ソウ。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. brush-stroke, picture
Readings
Kun'yomi: えが.く、か.く、かぎ.る、はか.る、かく.する、はかりごと。
On'yomi: エ、ガ、ワク、カイ、カク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. goods, refinement, dignity, article, counter for meal courses
Readings
Kun'yomi: しな。
On'yomi: ホン、ヒン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. degrees, occurrence, time, counter for occurrences
Readings
Kun'yomi: -た.い、たび。
On'yomi: ト、ド、タク。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. reflect, reflection, projection
Readings
Kun'yomi: うつ.す、うつ.る、は.える、ば.え、てる、あきら、-ば.え。
On'yomi: ヨウ、エイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tea
Readings
On'yomi: チャ、ジャ、タ、サ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. morning, dynasty, regime, epoch, period, (North) Korea
Readings
Kun'yomi: あさ。
On'yomi: チョウ、ジョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. buy
Readings
Kun'yomi: か.う。
On'yomi: メ、バイ。

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